Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire

Some say that Welsh fishing is the best in Britain, and Captain Mark Thomas will be inclined to agree. Not only is the coastline around Swansea stunning, with its sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, the sea offers a great fishing experience with a variety of species available not far from the shore.

When you fish with Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire you can leave the sandy beaches behind you as you head out into the Bristol Channel and up to 20 miles offshore into the Celtic Sea in search of Cod, Whiting and other delicious species.

The Blue Thunder is a 33’ Cygnus Cyfish deck boat. She’s a premium sea fishing vessel that has been operating out of Swansea her entire life. She boasts a large, safe flat deck area that offers plenty of room for up to 8 anglers to fish at the same time. The large cockpit provides protection from the elements, while the developed shines and spray deflectors give the boat a very stable and dry ride.

Capt. Mark has been fishing since he was a boy and is one of the longest running charter operators in Swansea. He has 28 years of experience as a charter captain and has clocked up about 12,000 sea miles over the years, so he knows exactly what makes a successful trip with him.

Come aboard and there’s no end to what you can catch. During winter, you’ll have the chance to go after Cod and Whiting, while Spurdogs (large Dogfish Shark) are more common in spring. In the summer, a greater variety of fish are available, with Mackerel, Bream, and Flatfish all appearing to add a bit of spice to your fishing adventure.

Rods and reels are available to hire from Capt. Mark, while you can also bring your own on board. Make sure to stock up on drinks and snacks too, as you’ll want as much energy as possible when going up against these beauties of the sea.

Make Swansea your next fishing destination with Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire, and you won’t regret it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Private)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $698
    Make the most of this chance to explore the riches of the Bristol Channel and the Celtic Sea, as you have the whole boat to yourself, and bring some friends and family for a spot of fishing. Explore the productive fishing grounds offshore from Swansea Bay, and there's no end to what you can catch, From Winter Cod and Whiting to Summer Mackerel, Spurdogs, Bream, and Flatfish, whenever you come aboard there's something to keep you on your toes.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Private)
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $349
    If you've just got a few hours to spare, then a 4-hour charter is just what you want to get the pulses racing. Bring your family and friends aboard and discover the riches of fish on offer out of Swansea Bay. Get your fish on against Cod, Mackerel, Bream, Flatfish, and Whiting, and indulge in some thrilling fishing while landing yourself something delicious.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip (Shared)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $167
    If you're on your own or part of a small group, why not share your fishing adventure with some like-minded individuals? Spend up to 8 hours on the water, as you go after some prized fish that call the Bristol Channel and the Celtic Sea home. Target Winter Cod and Whiting or Summer Mackerel, Spurdogs Bream, and Flatfish, and head home with a delicious treat.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (Shared)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $98
    If you've just got a few hours to spare, then a 4-hour charter is just what you want to get the pulses racing. Book your spots, join a group of other anglers, and discover the riches of fish on offer out of Swansea Bay. Get your fish on against Cod, Mackerel, Bream, Flatfish, and Whiting, and indulge in some thrilling fishing while landing yourself something delicious.
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About the Captain

Mark Thomas
Swansea, United Kingdom
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since November 2015
Mark Thomas started fishing as a young boy and never stopped. He's been a charter captain for 28 years and has vast experience fishing all over Wales and the UK. He's accumulated about 12,000 sea miles over the years and is one of the longest-running skippers in Swansea, so he's sure to provide you with a professional service.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cod Cod
Dogfish Dogfish
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Cygnus Cyfish (Deck boat) originally built in 1993. Powered by a 410HP Iveco engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
80%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
80%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Andrew W.
Aberdare, Wales
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip (Shared) on April 18, 2021
Absolutely brilliant day weather amazing everyone one on board caught good variety of fish about 80 fish caught in total dogfish...
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Private) on January 10, 2020
Brilliant time, Mark was really experience. Highly recommended
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (Private) on June 9, 2019
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Private) on October 22, 2018
A brilliant time catching lots of fish.  Mark was wonderful and very helpful.
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Mohammed N.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Private) on September 9, 2020
To day our fishing exparance is not a grate we heve booked the blue thandar ship for half of the day the captain make was help...
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FAQs about Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire

Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire offers the following trips to customers:
  • £35 per person - Half Day Trip (Shared) (4 hours)
  • £60 per person - Full Day Trip (Shared) (8 hours)
  • £250 per group - Half Day Trip (Private) (4 hours)
  • £500 per group - Full Day Trip (Private) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Thunder Fishing & Boat Hire include:
  • Cod
  • Dogfish
  • Gilt-head (Seabream)
  • Whiting